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A rhythm and beat game like the popular Dance Dance Revolution game series, but instead of matching the beats with your feet you use your hands to play the bongos. Starring the characters from the Donkey Kong series of games. There are more than 30 tunes to drum beats to, from every genre of music - pop favorites to classical remixes. The more on-time your beats are with the music the higher score you get to earn more coins to unlock different beat sounds.


Donkey Konga GameCube On the European version of the game, you are asked if you want to play in 50Hz or 60Hz on a screen using graphics from the original Donkey Kong.
Donkey Konga GameCube Results
Donkey Konga GameCube Prior to the title screen, it asks you to create a save file, using graphics from Donkey Kong.
Donkey Konga GameCube Gameplay

Promo Images

Donkey Konga Magazine Advertisement
Donkey Konga Logo
Donkey Konga Screenshot
Donkey Konga Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ドンキーコンガ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Is the rhythm in you? knuckles-rox (11) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

NintendoWorldReport Feb 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Entertainment News (den) Feb 17, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Common Sense Media 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Jul 16, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
DarkZero May 10, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendo Difference Dec 29, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Oct 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Nov 25, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Sep 29, 2004 3 out of 5 60


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1001 Video Games

Donkey Konga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Regional differences

The Japanese, European and American versions of the game all feature a different song list. The American version also has a unique logo that is different to the original logo used in Japan and Europe.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Best Use of Plastic Bongos of the Year (GameCube)

Related Web Sites

  • Donkey Konga Online (Play Donkey Konga Online with Macromedia Flash. You can choose the background setting for the game, however, you can't choose the music.)
  • Nintendo: Donkey Konga (Nintendo's official Donkey Konga website.)
Corn Popper (69066) added Donkey Konga (GameCube) on Oct 01, 2004